September 24, 2008

Rhodes College Softball to "Hit for a Cure" for Cervical Cancer

(From Rhodes' website)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Lynx Softball team will battle Crichton College on Saturday, September 27 at 10am, in a game that will be played to benefit and raise awareness for cervical cancer.  Saturday's "Hit for a Cure" will be a culmination of a week-long effort by the players, in which all proceeds will benefit the Stephanie Vasofsky Cervical Cancer Foundation.

Throughout the course of the week, each Lynx Softball player has researched and written a 2 page essay on cervical cancer, and on Thursday afternoon will spend 5-10 minutes with other women's varsity sports teams at Rhodes to share what they have learned.  In addition, team members have hung banners and signs all across campus, and set up a table in the Burrow Refectory during meal times this week, distributing brochures and information to students, as well as collecting donations and selling t-shirts to benefit the Stephanie Vasofsky Cervical Cancer Foundation. 

Between games on Saturday, Stephanie's mother, Debbie Gregory, and her best friend, Kristen Taylor, will share Stephanie's story and talk with everyone in attendance about the foundation and its goals.  Rhodes will wear their "Hit for a Cure" t-shirts during the games, and have been wearing "PRAY for a Cure" bracelets all week to support the effort.

You can read Stephanie's story, learn more about Cervical Cancer and  how to support the foundation at http://www.feelteal.org/Stephanie_s_Story.php.  Anyone interested in learning more can also contact Coach Hicks.

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